Safina defeated Virginie Razzano 7-6, 6-1, but was really unhappy with tournament organisers for making her play in what she felt were dangerous conditions.
"I was just so angry because you can get injured," said Safina, who fell over twice during the match.
"I mean, it's not funny. They tell us go and play because they think the court is fine but they are not playing on that court."
"Thank God I didn't break anything but if I broke something, I mean, so many players get injured."I bet Safina feels a whole lot better today.
"Then what should I say to the tournament? I (should) say thanks for pushing us to play?"
"I mean, they would say: Oh, we are sorry. But it's my career, it's three months off court (if you're injured)."
"So they have to have a little bit of respect for us as players."
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